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‘Light of the World’–Plus Prayer Request for Me

You’ll pardon me for indulging in one of my very favorite hymns–Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. My path needs some light right now, and I don’t mean maybe.

Please pray for me! Again, I’m not free to give details, but I have more than one family member in grave danger, health-wise, and my livelihood suddenly seems to be on thin ice. And that’s all I want even to mention. Plenty to keep me wide-awake all night.

Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. O Son of God have mercy on me, and help me.

My Own Hymn Request (‘Light of the World’)

I hope you don’t mind my posting this again, this morning: Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This is the hymn I want to take with me into oral surgery. I’m not good at having bits of myself cut out. I know, I know–after it’s all over, it won’t seem like such a big deal. But just now, I find the whole idea extremely daunting. Please, Lord, give me strength: in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer Request: For Christmas 2017

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (Isaiah 60:1-3)

Father in Heaven, this day we proclaim that Light has entered the world, Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. Bless this Christmas Day of 2017 and give it extraordinary power, all throughout the coming year, to draw our hearts to Jesus Christ, our only Savior and our King, the Son of God. You see how we need Him! Bring forth that day, O Lord our God, when every knee shall bow to Jesus Christ, and every tongue confess Him lord: in Jesus’ name, amen.

(Hymn: Light of the World by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band)

‘Light of the World’

I hope you don’t mind my posting this again–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. If there’s another hymn you’d like to see today, just tell me and I’ll post it. But this somehow puts me in the arms of Jesus Christ my savior, and that is a good place to be.

Jesus Christ, ‘Light of the World’

I hope nobody minds my posting this hymn again–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, sung here by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

And the whole multitude sought to touch him, for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all. (Luke 6:19)

He healed them all. Our Lord Jesus Christ healed them all.

A Cultural Disaster, a Hymn, and a Prayer

In my own lifetime, right before my very eyes, America changed from a Christian country to some dark place that I can hardly recognize. Everything we used to honor we now despise; and whatever once appalled us, now we venerate.

Have you noticed that, on the floor of the United States Senate–the place where decency and common sense both go to die–Democrat Senators have been savaging assorted nominees for their Christian beliefs? Socialist wacko Bernie Sanders, currently the odds-on favorite to be the God-Booing Party’s next presidential candidate, said of ordinary, basic Christian belief, “[I]t is indefensible, it is hateful, it is Islamophobic, and it is an insult to above a billion Muslims throughout the world.” Of a nominee who confessed that, as a Christian, he actually believes Christianity is true, Sanders wrote him off as “really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about.”

Do Sanders and his imitators–the sinister Diane Feinstein, for one–mean to suggest that Christians cannot serve in any public office unless they declare they don’t believe that Christianity is true? They’ve all but demanded that nominees trample on a crucifix before they can be sworn in.

What I want to know is, how did we get here? I remember a time, in my own lifetime, when it would have been unthinkable to indulge in a public display of Christ-hating. Now it’s done all the time, and those who do it are richly rewarded. How did we come to this? Please join me in prayer.

O Light of the World, O Jesus Christ Our Lord! Yours is the true light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world, the true light that the darkness cannot put out! Lead us out of darkness, Lord: oh, light our path. Lewd and wicked individuals, tirelessly working at it, have deeply corrupted our whole civilization, which once had the name of Christendom.

O Lord Our King, we confess that we did not deserve the name of Christendom and were very, very far from living up to it, doing things directly contrary to your will and yet daring to say we did them in your name. If you are angry with us, your anger is righteous and just.

O Lord Our God, the defense we plead is the Blood of Christ, which taketh away the sins of the world. We are your people, the sheep of your hand, and we need our Shepherd! Strengthen our faith, O Lord; give us the power to endure, until you make Christ’s enemies His footstool. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Ah! ‘Light of the World’

Okay, there’s nobody out there cursing or fighting just now, the cats are fed, and now let our souls be lit by Jesus Christ Our Lord, the Light of the World–the true Light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world (John 1:9). This is the Light the darkness can’t put out–not even the darkness of this evil age.

Written by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

Antidote to the News: ‘Light of the World’

By the time Saturday morning rolls around, the news of this dark and evil age feels to me like a bad sunburn. Every time you move, it hurts. You can’t bear to put your shirt on.

This hymn reveals the antidote: Jesus Christ. Light of the World, by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, has become one of my all-time favorite hymns, and I hope you like it, too. Jesus is that light, the true light, that lighteth every man who cometh into the world (John 1): the light the darkness cannot comprehend.

‘Light of the World’ (if you don’t mind)

Before I wade out into dirty waters, I hope none of you mind if I play Light of the World again: words by Charles Wesley, music by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, content by the Holy Spirit.

Christ Out Lord shall set His throne upon the earth.

Again, ‘Light of the World’

The only excuse I have for posting this hymn again is that I love it, and it deeply moves me–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Like so many of Wesley’s hymns, it’s a prayer set to music. And it tells us, “God is nigh.”

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